1. Family: Crassulaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Kalanchoe Adans.
      1. Kalanchoe prittwitzii Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Crassulaceae, G.E. Wickens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

    Habit
    Glabrous pruinose perennial; stem erect or decumbent at the base, 0.4–1.5(–2.3) m. high.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate; blade ovate, oblong or obovate, sometimes 3-lobed or 3-foliate, median leaves 6–20(–25) cm. long, 2.5–10(–13) cm. wide, apex obtuse, base cuneate, narrowed into the petiole or petiole distinct, margins coarsely bluntly serrate to crenate or subentire, glaucous or glaucescent, sometimes with maroon or purple spots near the margin beneath; petiole 0.5–2.5 cm. long, flattened and usually slightly grooved above.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a paniculate cyme up to 35 cm. long; pedicels 5–15(–20) mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes lanceolate to lanceolate-subulate, 6–13(–22) mm. long, (1.5–)2–3(–4) mm. wide, connate at the base for 0.5–2 mm.
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube whitish- or yellowish-green, limb cream with a yellow throat or yellow, rarely yellowish pink; tube (13–)15–28 mm. long; lobes oblong-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 6–15(–18) mm. long, 3–6(–7) mm. wide, mucronate (mucro 0.5–1.5 mm. long).
    Stamens
    Anthers with apical glands 0.15–0.2(–0.45) mm. in diameter; episepalous stamens included 1–3(–5) mm. within the tube, anthers oblong, 1.1–1.9(–2.3) mm. long, 0.7–1.2 mm. wide; epipetalous stamens barely exserted to entirely included, anthers oblong, 0.8–1.5 mm. long, 0.6–1 mm. wide.
    Nectaries
    Nectary scales linear-subulate, 2–9 mm. long.
    Carpels
    Carpels linear-lanceolate, 7–14 mm. long, attenuated into styles 4–13 mm. long.
    Habitat
    Forest margins, open bush and grassland, sometimes near water courses, on stony ground, rocky slopes or on rocks; 450–2300 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 U1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Kalanchoe prittwitzii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Brandham [2413], Kenya 40823.000
    Lugard, E. [115], Kenya K000232750 lectotype
    Lugard, E. [115], Kenya K000232749 lectotype
    Bally [11436], Kenya Kalanchoe lugardii 47384.000
    Hale, J. [10], Kenya Kalanchoe lugardii 38890.000
    Hale, J. [10], Kenya Kalanchoe lugardii 39090.000

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 39: 463 (1907)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Raadts in Willdenowia 13: 379, figs. 2b, 3b (1983).
    • Raadts in Willdenowia 8: 114 (1977)
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 39: 463 (1907).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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